Welcome to this week’s edition of From Communications Corner! Hope you’re having a lovely week thus far?

I would mention the upturn in Weather, but that’s quite boring, and will only increase the chances of me putting a spell on it!

Well it’s been quite a seven days, both on and off the field of play, has it not? Frantic stuff.

Where shall we start? Hmmm, let’s get the busy schedule of football done and dusted first and foremost.

Well we’ve played three games in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Division One South over the course of the past week, and we’ve taken seven points in the process.

Let’s start with last Saturday – great victory over Lincoln United. Lincoln are one of the better sides in this Division in my opinion, and I was anticipating them to be in and around the play-off positions come the end of the month.

However, one or two sticky results, and they now find themselves below us in the table. More on that in a moment!

Bank Holiday Monday saw Sutton Coldfield Town visit The Beeches, and this was a game that was eagerly anticipated following the win on Saturday.

I felt, along with our coaching staff after the game, that although we shouldn’t have been too harsh on ourselves, we should have taken all three points.

Had we been a little more clinical then we could be sitting here now having taken maximum points through the week.

But, when you weigh up the opposition on the day, Sutton are a very, very good football team, and their League position proves that.

Their budget is extremely high, and most certainly much higher than ours.

What a goal by Jordan Archer to equalise, by the way. I’m not being funny, but you’ll struggle to see a goal of that quality and technique anywhere else in this Division on a regular basis. It was a stunning finish, particularly in stoppage time.

That takes us to last night at Mickleover Sports….

What a great three points, and a clean sheet to go with it! And, this win, along with our victory at Sutton on Boxing Day just proves how far we’ve come as a club over the course of the past two years.

There’s no doubting that our football team is extremely comfortable playing in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Division One South, and that’s a 100% categoric fact! We moved up to eighth last night, and we need to keep pushing!

The performance was terrific, and you’ll be able to see the thoughts of Ian Long following the victorious night in Derbyshire today on tividalefc.com, @TiviFCofficial, and our Facebook Page.

To the Tividale Academy for a moment, and I’m pleased to say that the Open Trials held in conjunction with West Bromwich Albion near The Hawthorns over the Bank Holiday weekend was a great success.

I spoke with our Youth Recruitment Manager, Lloyd McCormack, at the game on Monday, and he was very complimentary of the players that had attended.

Now, I know this is going sound like “Steven’s fobbing you off”, but I want to make our current postion clear as I’ve unsurprisingly been asked regular questions at Tividale Football & Social Club over the past week regarding Ground Grading.

Myself, Leon, and every other member of staff at Tividale Football & Social Club still await the conclusion of our Ground Grading (Grade D) Specification.

The Official Club Statement that I released last week still very much stands, and I’d like to think we’ll able to bring you an update on the conclusion of the report within the next 48 hours ahead of our weekend game with Carlton Town.

Finally, it was a great weekend of Entertainment at Tividale Football & Social Club. Quadprohonia were excellent on Saturday, and my ears are still hurting now. Yes, I know they’re big, I’m fully aware of that 🙂

Plus, we had the Tividale Academy Easter Decoration on Sunday, and that was well attended, too, so thank you for that.

See you at the bar, Submariners!

Steven.